The event raised money for Children’s Camps International, which works with churches around the world to send kids to camp.  |  Children’s Camps International photo

Fundraiser fills a grain field with combines

Two out of three ain’t bad, they say. Therefore, 303 out of 306 is very, very good. On Aug. 4, 306 combines lined up to harvest a field of winter wheat near Winkler, Man. Of those, 303 made it across the field and set a new Guinness World Record for most combines harvesting a field […] Read more

Crowds always happy to plop down money for cow patty bingo

Whether it’s called cow chip bingo, cow plop drop or cow patty bingo, the bovine game of manure chance is popular. Lorraine Bates, manager of the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Country Fest, said the unique fundraiser was used for two years to help offset the cost of the fair’s 4-H show. “We may do […] Read more

Veseys Seeds in York, Prince Edward Island, tests most varieties it sells. Purple is the current colour of choice among many gardening enthusiasts.  |  Karen Morrison photo

Raising money with flowers

YORK, P.E.I. — Venturing into the U.S. fundraising market has been a risk worth taking for Veseys Seeds. Business has been strong enough since the seed and gardening supply company acquired Flower Power Fundraising last year to support new office and call centre staff. “It’s good for business and good for local people wanting jobs,” […] Read more